The Chinese Grand Prix will be the 1,000th Grand Prix in the history of Formula 1, but today Renault F1 Team and Formula 1 demonstrated their vision of the future. Renault will give a nod to the growing importance of Asia and in particular China on the global motorsport stage with Renault F1 Team Development Driver Guanyu Zhou. The Chinese motor racing star will give demonstration laps of the Shanghai International Circuit after steering the Renault-powered E20 F1 car through the streets of Shanghai as part of the Heineken F1 Shanghai Festival yesterday. It was the first time a Chinese driver had driven a Formula 1 car on the streets of a downtown Chinese city.
Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will start the one thousandth Formula 1 World Championship race from the second row of the grid. Tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix starts at 14.10 local time (8.10 CET).
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport lock out the front row for the 1000th Grand Prix.
Rich Energy Haas F1 Team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean earned strong starting positions for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix by advancing to the final round of knockout qualifying Saturday at Shanghai International Circuit. The duo qualified ninth and 10th, respectively, as the American squad placed both its drivers into Q3 for the third straight race.
Hear from McLaren Formula 1 drivers Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris, and Sporting Director Gil de Ferran after Qualifying in China.
Drivers quotes after saturday.
Renault F1 Team will occupy the fourth row of the grid for tomorrow’s Heineken Chinese Grand Prix – the 1,000th race in Formula 1 history – with Daniel Ricciardo seventh and Nico Hülkenberg eighth in Shanghai.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas claimed his first pole position of the season and the 1000th in Formula 1 history. He qualified just 0.02 seconds ahead of his team mate Lewis Hamilton, with both using the soft and the medium tyres during qualifying. The top five on the grid tomorrow will all start on the medium compound. FIA President Jean Todt presented Bottas with the Pirelli Pole Position Award for this landmark race.
George Russell qualified 17th and Robert Kubica 18th for the Chinese Grand Prix
It was a busy Friday in China for Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow. On the Shanghai circuit, Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc worked fine tuning the set-up for Saturday qualifying which starts at 14.00 (8.00 CET) and Sunday’s race at 14.10 (8.10 CET).
The first ever World Championship Formula One race, the Grand Prix d’Europe in Silverstone, took place on May 13th 1950 and included a Swiss baron, a Thai prince and a well-known Jazz musician. 120,000 spectators lined the track on race day, though the by far most important was His Royal Highness King George VI, who attended the race with Queen Elizabeth.
Hear from McLaren Formula 1 drivers Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris, and Sporting Director Gil de Ferran after Free Practice Friday in China.
The third round of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship began with practice Friday at Shanghai International Circuit as teams prepared for the Chinese Grand Prix Sunday – the 1,000th grand prix in Formula One history.
Valtteri sets the fastest time on Friday in Shanghai.